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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Numbers 34



Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

spake. See note on Numbers 1:1.

Verse 2

children = sons.

When ye come. After the final command (above) follow instructions as to the quiet possession of the land thus cleared of enemies.

coasts = borders, or confines.

Verse 3

south quarter. Compare Joshua 15:1. Begins at east corner.

salt sea. So Numbers 34:12.

Verse 4

Akrabbim = Maaleh-akrabbim. Joshua 15:3. = the ascent of scorpions. Compare Deuteronomy 8:15.

going forth = ascending. Compare Joshua 15:3.

Verse 5

river. Hebrew. nachal, a wady; not nahar, a river. Here used of "Sihor", and called the river of Egypt. Compare Genesis 15:18, where it is nahar = the Nile.

Verse 7

great sea: i.e. the Mediterranean, a modern name for the Great Sea.

point out = mark out or claim. Hebrew. ta"ah. Occurs only here.

mount Hor. Not the mount Hor where Aaron died, which was in the south corner of Edom (Numbers 33:37, Numbers 33:38), but another, in the north, mount Hermon, a spur of the Lebanon (Joshua 13:5). Hermon had several names. Compare Deuteronomy 3:9; Deuteronomy 4:48.

Verse 8

Hamath. In Amos 6:2 called "Hamath the great", mentioned as in the north border.

Verse 11

Biblah. A city in Hamath, where God executed His judgment on two kings of Judah and others (2 Kings 23:33; 2 Kings 25:6, 2 Kings 25:20, 2 Kings 25:21. Jeremiah 39:5, Jeremiah 39:6).

Chinnereth. Compare Joshua 12:3; Joshua 13:27. In New Testament "the sea of Galilee" and "sea of Tiberias" (John 6:1); also "the lake of Gennesaret" (Luke 5:1).

Verse 14

For the tribe. Compare Numbers 32:33. Joshua 14:2, Joshua 14:3.

Verse 17

These are the names. Compare Numbers 13:2-16. See App-45.

Eleazar. Because he was the high priest, and had the breastplate with the lots, the "Urim and Thummim. "See notes on Exodus 28:30 and Numbers 26:55. Joshua 17:4. See also Numbers 27:21.

Verse 19

Caleb. The only one of the spies, beside Joshua, left, Ch. Numbers 13:6, Numbers 13:30, and Compare Numbers 14:24. Joshua 14:6, &c.

Verse 29

These. See the order of the tribes in App-45.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Numbers 34:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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